The Boaz 2012 Movie Tally

29 Jan

Ticket Stubs - B&W

It’s that time of the year I look forward to, and for the first time it comes in the form of a blog instead of an email to my movie companions!

Every year I save my ticket stubs, write down who I saw each movie with, and wait until the the end of the year when I do my grand total. Here’s how it works: It’s not how many movies I saw in 2012, it’s how many movies I saw:

-In the movie theater itself

-And were RELEASED in theaters in 2012

Thus Beasts of the Southern Wild which I saw yesterday in 2013 counts for 2012, but this number is not inflated since the same thing happened last year with movies released the previous year, and so on.

Anyway, here’s the breakdown. Drum-roll…

  • I saw 139 movies for 2012!
  • This is actually down from my usual average of 150 per year.
  • On the other hand it is up from 2011’s total of 125.

Who did I see the most movies with? What’s the breakdown? Well this is easy, obviously it was Adi; but how many with her and everyone else?

  • Adi – 106 (What a girlfriend!!!)
  • Josh B. – 10 (Quirkiest and most underrated indie: Bernie)
  • Jared – 7 (Most strange movie for someone else to see with me for his second time: The Watch)
  • Matti – 6 (Movie that exemplifies Matti and Boaz movie-time: The Lucky One)
  • Nicole – 6 (Award for most entertaining Nicole reaction: Tie between Madagascar 3 and The Possession for very different reasons)
  • Ephraim – 6 (Movie that most exemplifies seeing movies with Ephraim: Tie between The Dictator, That’s My Boy, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2)
  • Cindy – 5 (Most fun, terrible movie to watch with Cindy: Playing For Keeps)
  • Harwin – 5 (Really fun Sunday matinee movie: Premium Rush)
  • Mike B. – 5 (Best movies of the year to get snubbed at the Oscars: Tie between Moonrise Kingdom and End of Watch
  • Amy – 4 (Best chick flick: The Five Year Engagement)
  • Shlomo – 4 (Award for most cranky Shlomo post-movie: Magic Mike)
  • Yoni – 4 (Award for only seeing dark or violent movies: Paranormal Activity 4, Wrath of the Titans, Snow White & The Huntsman, The Darkest Hour)
  • Patrick – 4 (One of the most fun movies of the year award: The Hunger Games)
  • Abe & Farnaz – 3 (Movie that was one of my favorites of the year for sure: Looper)
  • David S. – 3 (Best movie with Smitty this year for sure: Chronicle – awesome!)
  • Shira G. – 3 (Movie with weirdest title award: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)
  • Charlene – 3 (Movie that was surprisingly fun: Think Like a Man)
  • Sarah A. – 3 (Movie that closed out the 2012 releases: Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  • Elizabeth – 3 (Silly/fun book adaptation: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter)

That leaves my 2 question marks, I can’t remember who saw the following 2 movies with me, so hopefully someone will read this blog and remind my crazy self:

  • People Like Us
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift

So after Adi, Josh was my second biggest movie buddy. I thank him and everyone else who keeps me company with my movie obsession, and look forward to another year of many many more!


8 Responses to “The Boaz 2012 Movie Tally”

  1. Shlomo Abraham January 31, 2013 at 6:05 am #

    You’re expecting people to admit to seeing Ice Age and People Like Us with you?


  2. boazconstrictor January 31, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    I’m certainly hoping so, SOMEONE saw those movies with me! 🙂


  3. beecabee January 31, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Okay, here’s what I want you to save for me in 2013:

    Weekend At Bernies 3: The Election – How can a dead man run for office? We’ll have to see it to find out!

    The Proposed Bleeding Heart – Our typical, once-a-year G-D awful 3 hour drama starring Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts, or perhaps Nicole Kidman, about romance in the time of dysentery

    Spy Babies in 4-D – A complete ripoff of Spy Kids 3-D and Look Who’s Talking. Who doesn’t love talking babies (voiced by Miley Cirus) in 4-D?

    Ocean’s 19 – This time, George Clooney and the gang try to rip off a casino…again.

    The Wedding Bride – This HILARIOUS story about a wedding bride (Sandra Bullock) who suffers amnesia the weekend of her wedding and forgets her groom (Hugh Grant), while falling in love with the groom’s brother (Denzel Washington).


    • boazconstrictor January 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

      Mike, that post was…AWESOME. And I’d be more than happy to see ANY of those movies with you if they choose to make them! 🙂


  4. david January 31, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    What about the documentary “movie magic,” the depressing story of a otherwise absolutely normal…well, almost nor… well, sort of norma…ok, crazy but harmless young man, that tried to live out a depression-era fairy tale about seeing the ‘talkies’ every day even while his doctor, warned him of the harmful and life-threatening effects.


    • boazconstrictor January 31, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

      Dovi, I think you need to read and comment on ALL of my blogs, it’ll be too random to pass up 🙂


  5. Scott Sobel January 31, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    Wow, being new to your blog, that’s amazing! Did I miss your summary list of 2012 movies in the “Don’t miss” and “Don’t bother” categories?? You see, I almost never get out to movies, waiting to rent or stream them at home, but only if they made someone’s “Don’t miss” list (or if my wife just want to see it)!


    • boazconstrictor February 1, 2013 at 5:03 am #

      I’m sure I’d have fun making more lists, but I think this is my main one and I’ll simply keep reviewing or blurbing each of the many I end up seeing. Who knows though, maybe I’ll start writing up Oscar lists or something at some point…
      Thanks for the comment!


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